Stone Enjoy By IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,248
Hads: 9,501
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 667
Gots: 2,213 | FT: 19
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Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: nrs207 on 08-21-2012

Listing for all Stone Enjoy By xx.xx.xx IPA beers.

 http://www.stonebrewing.com/enjoyby/ 

You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - we've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we've sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.
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Photo of HopBomb515
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4.20.14 bottled 3/13/14. Poured into a large snifter and enjoyed over an hour.

A - What more could you want in a beers appearance? On this one maybe just some chunkier lacing. Bright orange, slight copper tinge that glows in the glass and is capped with a 1 finger bright white head. Nice thin lacing on the glass as you drink.

S - Dank? Hell yes. Big citrus and peach notes, pine, slight caramel, more pine notes, floral and herbal undertones. Citrus distinguishes itself as grapefruit and orange.

T - Follows the nose, big citrus flavors of mostly grapefruit send some orange cutting in. Peach rounds it out and is prominent with the citrus notes. Just enough caramel like sweetness to cut through the bitterness. Piney, resinous, dank and citrusy. The flavor is so bold and big my palate was shot at the end of this bomber. Bitterness was perfect, right where I'd like my DIPA. Spot on for me. Only criticism, little hot, that 9.4% ABV comes through as it warms and it does detract a bit.

M - Fuller side of medium body. Nice carbonation that carries the flavor and a coating body with a crisp semi dry finish. Could be cleaner, this beer hung around after each sip.

O - A spot on DIPA, guaranteed fresh, and amazing balance. With a cleaner finish and maybe a lower ABV this could be a Heady killer. Either way, it's a world class DIPA. (1,349 characters)

Photo of ExtraStout
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright crisp golden yellow. Inch or so of head. Light lacing and retention.

Very tropical. Lots of fruit and sweetness. A bit dank and heavy.

Similar to nose, although more dank and resin like. Tropical fruit dominates. Light citrus. Faint malt.

Fairly easy. Never overpowering from the bigger malt profile. Drinks easy and almost a bit light.

Never got old, booze was hidden really well. Complex. (409 characters)

Photo of humuloner22
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Holy shitballs! Maybe I drank the Kool-aid on this one, I was hesitant of all the great reviews, but this beer is all that and more. I have become a fullblown hop addict I guess?

Color: Dark almost red golden color. Bronze?

Smell: This is where they get ya! This beer has about the best nose I have ever experienced. Its piney, fruity hop brilliance at its finest. Shall I say pine, bubble gum, and tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum perhaps? Then there is the dank, oh the dank. I love earthy dankness I guess.

Taste: This is bitter, but smooth, hoppy as hell, but just wonderful. I detect pine, grapefruit and other citrus fruits. This is what an IPA should taste like people! I know I am using a lot of punctuation to describe this beer, but what have I been missing out on? I have drank a lot of IPA's and DIPA's as of late and this one is the best I have had. I have never given a perfect score on a beer and I don't know if there is such an animal but this one is about as close as I have ever given. I just hope it doesn't become as hard to find as some of those others, which by the way I have never been able to get my hands on. So, maybe those are 100 beers. This one, is really really close to being my all time favorite IPA though. One complaint, at 9.4% you can't drink but one. (1,291 characters)

Photo of Goalcam
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, was really surprised by how good this beer is. Not a big fan of Stone but was really impressed by this IPA. Definitely on par with some other great IPAs like Pliny. Even more surprising is that this one was sold at Costco. Looking forward to more bottles next month. (271 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 4/20.

3.75 A: Light to moderately hazed copper color. Just about one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention wasn't great, but I did pour it somewhat cold.

4.25 S: Big floral hoppiness to start. Notes of cat piss, grapefruit, pine resin, and orange and mango fruits. Really clean, which is how I like my DIPAs these days. Mild neutral maltiness with a hint of toasty caramel.

4.5 T: Again big hoppiness in this. Floral, some herbalness, piney, grapefruit are the strong flavor. Cat piss, citrus, and earth are underneath. Again clean neutral malts with light caramel.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

4.25 D: Overall, a damn good DIPA. I haven't had one in a long time that impressed me, but this does. (797 characters)

Photo of KornWallace
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 4/9/14
Location: City Swiggers
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Amber to Orange in color. Pours with a pinky size white head and excellent retention. Lots of carbonation is rising to the top of the beer.
Aromatics: The fruit is an instant aroma hit on this beer, oranges, pineapple, grapefruit and peaches just shoot through the nose. Some honeyed sweetness hidden in there as well.
Flavor: This beer starts with all it's sweet fruits and by the end moves right into its hop resins. Just an absolutely beautiful example of a DIPA.
Mouthfeel: The beer tastes creamy and smooth until the hop resin starts kicking in at the finish. (633 characters)

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Great light yellow orange color with good clarity. Really nice white head with amazing lacing and good long retention that sticks to the glass
S:Great smell with a lot of citrus followed by some piney hops with a slight malt
T: One of the best. A hop bomb of nice citrus,piney flavors but with a slight malt background to balance the bitter. My favorite part of this beer is the delicious aftertaste that you can taste for quite some time. This beer is really easy to drink and impressive with its high abv.
M: This beers only downside with slighty to much carbonation and a sticky feel.

Edit: just had the 7/4/14 edition and was like a completely different beer not very good and a much more harsh taste

ReReview of the 12/26/14 edition. One of my favorite ipas ive ever had delicious hoppy, citrusy, fresh taste with some amazing aftertaste and very easy to drink. Hard to describe the dank taste you get. (913 characters)

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 4:20 to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones. $8 for a bomber at Whole Foods.

Medium amber color, aroma heavy with floral hops. The taste is just divine. The hops hit hard up front but then the side notes of citrus come in, a hint of lemon on top of peaches. The malt base is actually present and brings a nice balance. The aftertaste is pleasantly tart with returning hop features. Would I get this one again, absolutely! (440 characters)

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber of 4/20/14 into a tulip

Lightly hazed orange with sudsy fluffage

Smells nice and bright: oranges, grass, and pine with little in the way of malt obstruction

Taste is a bit darker and more vegetal and herbal. Piney and moderately bitter with a bit of stickiness in the feel and a lower-moderate carbonation. Orange lurks but doesn't pop. Bonus points for being welcomingly non boozy despite its abv.

Good concept, enjoyable enough, thankfully not overly malty, yet nothing overly original or unique. (509 characters)

Photo of Tmyhre802
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very impressive IPA, love the devastatingly dank 420 feel/taste of the whole beer. It's drinkability with a 9.4% abv is truly amazing. Recent drinker of stone living on the east coast but is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries, well done to everyone at Stone! (269 characters)

Photo of zimm421
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 4/20/14 poured into a tulip. Appears a beautiful hazy orange color, with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. The head has great staying power, and leaves beautiful lacing as it dissipates.

Nose is full of loads of citrus, pine, and some dank notes as well. This is very resinous, and citrus almost takes a back seat, but is still very present. There is almost no malt to speak of in the nose. The taste follows along these lines, but the citrus, specifically grapefruit is more of a focal point. The resinous and dank pieces are still there, and blend wonderfully with the barely present touch of caramel malt.

The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium bodied, with good active carbonation, and a slightly sticky finish. This goes down just like a DIPA should, but maybe a touch too heavy for me. Overall, this is an excellent DIPA that I look to get every time it comes in the distribution area. I love the concept of the naming / labeling, and wish more dates were clear like this. The citrus and pine work together beautifully, and the nose is an absolute hop bomb. Definitely worth the hype. (1,108 characters)

Photo of FocusDave
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

4.20.14 bomber poured into a tulip.

A - Clear golden color with two fingers of off-white foamy head. Retention is about 3-4 minutes. Lots of lacing down the glass.

S - I can't describe it as anything other than hop heaven. Floral and citrusy with a hint of malty sweetness.

T - Bright hop flavor up front, some malt sweetness, then a bitter, earthy, hop finish.

M - Bright and bubbly. Finishes cleanly. Not too light and not too heavy.

O - I haven't had an Enjoy By in a while, but damn this is good. (505 characters)

Photo of Ham-Nord
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A: Clear with no haze, pale golden in colour. Minimal head.

S: The smell was the best part, in my opinion. It was the "freshest" aspect of this beer. By this, I mean that it smelt resiny in a way that I tend to only notice in fresh beers. Lots of citrus as well.

T: This was a tasty beer and you could tell there was a lot of attention to detail. Not too bitter, with some residual sweetness. It was a well balanced IIPA, but nothing spectacular about the flavour that I haven't had before in other IIPAs.

M: Easily drinkable, not too heavy and overpowering on the palate.

O: As I mentioned with respect to the taste, this beer was not spectacular. Stone beers are overrated, but this one in particular is overrated. It is a good beer and there is no doubt about that. However, it probably is not worth the $8 since there are other IIPAs out there for less that are pretty much the same. The aroma was "fresh," but that was about the only attribute that sets this brew apart from others in the field. (1,033 characters)

Photo of turbotype
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally decided to review this beer after many many bottles and a few on-tap. This stuff is good, like REALLY good. I'm surprised it isn't rated higher than it is really. This is a serious Imperial IPA. It tastes like one, smells like one, etc. Its probably a little sweeter and malty'er than any other double I have had, and I personally attribute that to the freshness. This months bottle, 04-20-2014 is probably the best one I've had. I'm sure that's just a coincidence... If you have not tried this offering from Stone, try it out ASAP. You probably are not going to find anything better anytime soon. There are few others out there that compete, but are not nearly as READILY AVAILABLE as Stone Enjoy By. Tastes absolutely fantastic straight from a bottle, but if you must, pour it into a glass and do all that looking and sniffing, then gulp it down all the same. Enjoy! (876 characters)

Photo of xungmound98
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(Enjoy By 4/20/2014) Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Semi-cloudy copper-orange with frothy 1/2” head on the first pour. 2nd pour was clearer and head was thicker, about 1”. Smell is intense, pungent grapefruit citrus, pine resin. The alcohol scent is apparent behind these as well. Taste mostly follows nose; citrus and pine, with an earthy undertone. Malt is understated. Not as tongue-coating as I expected, although the hops are definitely front and center; finishes fairly clean, considering the style and ABV. Medium-to-full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a very tasty, fresh DIPA. (606 characters)

Photo of EdwardK77
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have now enjoyed both the 4/20 and the 2/14 versions of the "Enjoy By". I've like every Stone offering that I've tried, so I wasn't surprised to enjoy these. This is an imminently drinkable ale for this amount of alcohol. This had well rounded flavor and seemed to have less of the sweetness than the Lagunitas Undercover. (Which was also amazing) This featured a nice head, pleasant aroma, and smooth mouthfeel. (414 characters)

Photo of 05Harley
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 4/20/14
Estimated calories - 282/12oz

Purchased at Johnson's Market Place, New Durham,NH
Price - $7.99/22oz bomber

This one pours a beautiful shade of copper with a two finger fluffy white head that teases you to sip what's beneath. I say sip because this is truely a DIPA weighing in at 9.4%. Heavy speckled lacing dresses up the glass screaming freshness.

Aroma is rich and earthy with pine and grapefruit signaling to the taste buds "this beer has balance". Hops, hops and more hops...

Taste is big and bold and full of flavor. Pine, grapefruit and a spicey blend sums it up. Damn this is tastey.

Mouthfeel is bitter sweet draped over a medium body. Near perfect bitter aftertaste, much smoother than I was expecting. Don't get me wrong, this isn't sessionable by any stretch of the imagination but it isn't difficult to put down either.

Overall, a super addition to Stone's IPA portfolio. I've enjoyed all three "Enjoy By's" and have been pleased with each offering. (984 characters)

Photo of BearslikeBeers
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice deep golden orange that is slightly opaque.
Smell is classic stone. Piney, hoppy and crisp.
The head is think but laces beautifully down the glass.
Nice strong hops up front. Pine, citrus, peachy maybe a little pineapple. Very slight malt presence, very effervescent and slight resinous as you swallow. Strongly bitter after taste/ as it goes down.
Overall a terrific expansion on what Stone normally does with their regular IPA and definitely has a slightly more diverse bouquet. I would prefer a little less bitterness and maybe a little more balance, but overall this is quite the terrific DIPA. Stone rarely disappoints and they sure as hell don't with this one. (681 characters)

Photo of mnrider
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4-20-14

A: Pours a bright and clear golden/orange. Large thick off white head. Good retention
at first, but this does not last. The lacing is also not much to talk about.

S: Strong and fresh. Citrus. Pine. Hops. Resin. Pineapple. Hops. Dry. Malty. Hops.

T/M: Not unlike the aroma. Citrus flavors such as grapefruit and pineapple. Strong dank
hops. Pine. Hop resin. Bitter, but balanced well enough with malts. The finish has hop
bitterness and a linger of citrus. An alcohol taste comes through slightly.

O: World Class. Delicious. Hop Bomb. Great citrus flavors. Not too extreme which helps
with the drinkability. This beer is a must try if you're a Hophead.

Cheers!!! (686 characters)

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By 4/20/14

Clear, bright orange. Almost no head. Some lacing along the glass.

Lots of grapefruit citrus, fresh pine, granny smith, grass, mint, slight alcohol

Sticky piney notes, juicy citrus fruit, slightly sweet malts to balance abundant bitterness, hint of booze.

Medium body with light carbonation. A little bit of heat with finishes with a bitter tinge.

Stoked I finally got to try this one. Truly dank. Truly delicious. (436 characters)

Photo of Clints1991
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a 22oz bottle. Pours a nice copper color with a white head that lasts for quite some time. It has a great nose to it. Has a nice hop nose to it. It has a nice strong but smooth bitterness to it. I definitely enjoy this beer. Not my typical style I go for. But one I would recommend to anyone. Just wish there was more product available. It was the 04/20/2014 (367 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 4/20/14. Clear light amber, golden, pour with a very nice head and long retention lacing. Nose of sweet citrus (mango, orange) over a light grapefruit and earthy dankness background. Light medium bodied with a slick texture. Normally carbonated with no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is a blend of hop flavors over a slight biscuit sweetness with a low level of bitterness. It begins with the sweet citrus flavors which are soon overpowered by the dank earthy hop components. While complex, the flavor is heavily "dankcentric" - lol. On the smooth finish, you get a bit of biscuit sweetness flowing into the dankcentric vortex coupled with a nice residual alcohol tingle at the back of the throat. An exceptional beer that those which wonder what dank means should try. (795 characters)

Photo of DIM
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: Clear golden; served with a thick creamy head.

s: Resinous, pithy citrus, raw alcohol, a hint of juicy tropical fruit. All booze and hops.

t: Here again, booze and hop bomb. Extreme bitterness, relatively mild hop flavor. Pithy citrus; oily and resinous. Pretty hot finish. Abrasive in a good way.

m: Oily and smooth.

o: Really good for sure, but I've had quite a few DIPAs I like more in the last 6months or so. (419 characters)

Photo of BarRoomHero88
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy By 4/20/14
Had a few other ones, all fantastic. Figured I'd finally give it a review. Serving type: 22oz bomber poured into my Tree House Brewing tulip

A: Super clear orange. Very small head. Decent lacing

S: Even through a cold, DANK is delivered as promised. Smells like I'm smelling a bag of hops. Pine, grapefruit....big delicious hop aromas.

T: WOW. Big flavor without being bitter or overpowering with the hops. Tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine. Again, not overpowering or super bitter. Delicious. Sweetness, but not cloying. Big flavors all around, but the balance is unreal. Found that as it warms up, the tropical flavors and aroma come forward a lot more. Fantastic.

M: Perhaps a bit overcarbonated at first, but not bad at all. Medium mouthfeel, a bit thicker than a lot of IPAs. Surprised at how dry it finishes with the amount of sweetness it has.

O: Just a fantastic beer. Have had 3 or 4 of the Enjoy By series, and they all impress me. A perfect example of what an IPA should be, at least to me. I love them like this, big tropical fruit, with enough bitterness to know it's there. (1,109 characters)

Photo of marzenfannm
2.63/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tried this in a tasting at the beer store. Fruity and hoppy to be sure. A bit over the top for my personal preferences. Enjoy By 08-02-13 batch tasted during mid-July 2013.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.] (315 characters)

Stone Enjoy By IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.